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Shopping in California

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Kinney Boulevard

If you enjoy the more creative side of life, Abbot Kinney Boulevard should be your first stop. This shopping district holds some of the best collections of arts, crafts, and gifts in the area. Antiques, galleries, paintings, and other handmade gifts fill this one mile stretch. When you are ready to relax and discuss the sights and sounds of the day, stop in at one of the famous restaurants or funky cafes for a refreshing beverage or a bite to eat so you can replenish your energy. This area is a great way to shop and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Main Street and Montana Avenue

This shopping area is similar to Abbot Kinney Boulevard with one important difference; it has world appeal. Surf wear and other popular California fashions are intertwined with unique Japanese pieces difficult to find anywhere else. Pick out your favorite piece of Mexican folk art to adorn your home, or find furniture from the selection of the latest designer collections. Beautiful jewelry and accessories as well as many other unique pieces can all be found here. When you need a break, there are several bars, cafes, and other establishments to quench your thirst and fill your belly.

Montana Avenue is all about luxury. High-end shopping opportunities and designer boutiques ensure you are donned in the latest fashions. In addition to these premium businesses, the neighborhood gives off a feeling of delightful luxury that makes the experience complete. In all, there are more than 150 different establishments from which to choose.

Venice Beach

The Ocean Front Walkway is world renowned for its display of the wild, wacky, and wonderful. No matter what time of year it is, you can find all sorts of vendors lining the Walk. Hats, shoes, and shirts of all styles and descriptions are just a start. Souvenirs and handmade art can be purchased directly from the artisans themselves. Street performers, music, food, and fun add further interest to the area. There’s always something new to see and do here.

Fisherman’s Village

The unique little community known as Fisherman’s Village has any type of food you could imagine as well as boutiques and shops you can’t find anywhere else on the planet. Marina del Rey shopping enthusiasts can choose from places like Universal Jewelers, Marmi, and Chico’s. For something to munch, you can choose one of the many cafes, restaurants, and bistros. Just a short walk away, West Marine expands the Fisherman’s Village to include such eateries as California Pizza Kitchen and Le Marmiton.